Bethel Grade School

1201 Bethel Rd
Mount Vernon, IL 62864
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
4/
10
Bottom 50%
Bethel Grade School serves 188 students in grades Prekindergarten-8.
Bethel Grade School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Illinois for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 20-24% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 32%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 20-24% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 37%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Illinois state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 24% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Illinois state average of 52% (majority Hispanic).

Top Placements

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School Overview

Bethel Grade School's student population of 188 students has grown by 6% over five school years.
The teacher population of 11 teachers has declined by 8% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Total Students188 students
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Total Classroom Teachers11 teachers
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School Comparison

Bethel Grade School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 3,672 schools in Illinois (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Bethel Grade School is 0.41, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (IL)
Overall Testing Rank
#2412 out of 3672 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
20-24%
32%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
20-24%
37%
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:115:1
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American Indian
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Asian
n/a
5%
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Hispanic
5%
26%
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Black
10%
17%
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White
76%
48%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
9%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.410.68
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Eligible for Free Lunch
82%
47%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (11-12)
38%
27%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameBethel 82 School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, IL Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Bethel Grade School is Mt Vernon Alternative School (0.9 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Mcclellan Elementary School (2.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is J L Buford Intermediate Ed Center (2.5 miles away)
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  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Mount Vernon Mt Vernon Alternative School Alternative School
    Grades: 12 | 28 students
    0.9 miles
    2300 Benton Rd
    Mount Vernon, IL 62864
    (618) 316-7071
    0.9 12 28
  • Mount Vernon Safe School Program Alternative School
    Grades: 10-11 | 18 students
    0.9 miles
    2300 Benton Rd
    Mount Vernon, IL 62864
    (618) 316-7071
    0.9 10-11 18
  • Mount Vernon J L Buford Intermediate Ed Center Math: 8% | Reading: 21%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 4-5 | 217 students
    2.5 miles
    623 S 34th St
    Mount Vernon, IL 62864
    (618) 244-8064
    2.5 4-5 217
  • Mount Vernon Mcclellan Elementary School Math: 60-69% | Reading: 30-39%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    Grades: K-8 | 56 students
    2.5 miles
    9475 N Il Hwy 148
    Mount Vernon, IL 62864
    (618) 244-8072
    2.5 K-8 56
  • Mount Vernon Mount Vernon High School Math: 14% | Reading: 22%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 1,151 student
    2.5 miles
    11101 N Wells Bypass
    Mount Vernon, IL 62864
    (618) 246-1750
    2.5 9-12 1,151

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